26 Aug
Director, Office of Strategic Policy
District of Columbia,

  • Duties




Become part of the team that safeguards the financial system from the abuses of financial crime. At the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), we are at the forefront in preventing and detecting terrorist financing, money laundering, and other financial crime. Serve at the nation's financial intelligence unit and protect the United States financial system from criminals and terrorist financiers.

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4- Security Clearance: This position has been designated National Security Level IV, Special Sensitive and requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain eligibility for a Top Secret (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. Applicant must meet and continue to adhere to the requirements of a Tier 5 level background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Continued employment with FinCEN is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the Tier 5 level background investigation, the results of which fully meet the FinCEN's special employment criteria. All employees are subject to satisfactory completion of periodic reinvestigation and a continuing life style in conformity with applicable national and FinCEN directives. Any unfavorable information developed during an investigation or other official inquiry may result in termination of employment in accordance with established security policies and procedures.

As a Director, Office of Strategic Policy, you will:

  • Develop and manage a staff of strategic policy senior and junior specialists, identify objectives, and set office-wide plans for carrying out anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) strategic policy development activities.

  • Lead and oversee staff in developing AML/CFT policy positions in coordination with many other agencies and private sector representatives, holding diverse viewpoints, and involving sensitive, controversial, complex and critical issues with far-reaching impact.

  • Lead the communication of AML/CFT policy positions in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, responding to inquiries from key officials of the Treasury Department, high-ranking federal and private officials, and members of Congress, among others.

  • Represent FinCEN and the Treasury Department in executive-level meetings with other agencies and private sector representatives, to convey findings and judgments on strategic policy issues involving AML/CFT.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals

This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 20-FinCEN-103. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Developing policies (including internal organizational policies) that address anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT), including application of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and other laws related to financial crimes; and

  • Producing and presenting written reports to management and leadership which affect major policy program goals or initiatives; and

  • Facilitating projects or studies related to AML/CFT, BSA, or other laws related to financial crimes; and

  • Recommending goals, strategies, and plans to meet required program/organizational goals and objectives.


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